[py-dev] New plugin: pytest-timeout

holger krekel holger at merlinux.eu
Wed Mar 7 22:55:49 CET 2012

Hi Floris,

thanks for the plugin!

looking at version 0.1 i wonder why you didn't go with always activating
the plugin so not requiring any pytest_plugins setting.  The default
could be "no timeout" or None which could be modified with:

    timeout = 2.3 # secs

or with a marker.  Not using some implicit magic number is anyway a good
idea i think.


On Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 23:19 +0000, Floris Bruynooghe wrote:
> Hi all,
> This is to announce the first release of pytest-timeout, a plugin
> which will interrupt long running (i.e. blocking) tests.  This is
> particularly useful when running the tests on a CI host. When a test
> is interrupted the stacks of all threads are dumped to stderr, which
> helps you to locate the reason for the blocking.  If the system
> supports SIGALRM then the test itself is interrupted using
> pytest.fail() and other tests continue to run, otherwise the stack(s)
> are dumped to stderr and the process exists immediately.
> The plugin is available from the cheeseshop:
> http://pypi.python.org/pypi/pytest-timeout and the code lives at
> bitbucket: https://bitbucket.org/flub/pytest-timeout/.  Feel free to
> provide any feedback or report issues.
> Regards,
> Floris
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